Dominic Oduro helps Montreal Impact to Eastern Conference final

Ghana’s Dominic Oduro is matching on to the Eastern Conference final of the Audi 2016 Major League Soccer (MLS) Cup Playoffs after helping Montreal Impact defeat Gideon Baah’s New York Red Bulls 3-1 on aggregate in the semifinal.

The Impact came to the Red Bull Arena with a slim advantage after winning the first leg by a lone goal but Oduro and his teammates did not sit back. They rather took the game to their New York opponents and were rewarded with a 2-1 victory.

The Ghanaian striker played the entire duration of the game making one direct assist and also contributing largely to Montreal’s second goal to take the game beyond the reach of the Red Bulls.

The Impact have set up an all Canadian Eastern Conference final with Toronto FC who blew New York City FC apart.

Toronto and Montreal split the 2016 regular-season series, with each team winning once on the road before playing to a 2-2 draw on October 16 at Stade Saputo. Their only MLS Cup Playoffs meeting came in the 2015 Knockout Round, a game the Impact won 3-0. And this makes it difficult for pundits to predict.

But according to Oduro, this will simply be interesting.

“One game at a time” was his short comment when Ghana Soccer US ( asked for his expectations in the two-legged Conference finale.

In a post-match interview, Oduro Shared lights on Montreal’s momentum and their mindset heading into the next round.

“We talked about this last week, and I said ‘forget about all of the games we’ve played, it’s different in the playoffs.’ It’s a different shift, it’s a different momentum, a different mindset.

“Since we played DC, we’ve been playing really well, and we’ve been doing that in every game that we’ve played. Our mindset is really good, we are very committed, and we know we have something good going, and we’re just trying to ride it out”, the Ghanaian forward added.
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